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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1134

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1134
BID: $OPDX.1134
October 28, 2013
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR &
The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KF5EYY, K6MM, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News,
AT International, DJ8NK, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF,,
DX-World.Net, E21EIC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1QBT, IK8YFU, IV3PRK, OH2BN, OZ6OM
& 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly,
VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following
DX information.

*** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTES (by Tedd, KB8NW): This week's bulletin was
sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX SSB
Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with
a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 18th-October, through Friday, 25th-October there were 229
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P,
8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2,
D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX,
EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM,
GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS,
J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA,
LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA,
PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9,
T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TJ, TK, TN, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9,
UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5,
VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS,
YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later" (WFWL).

3V, TUNISIA. Operators Hrane/YT1AD, Andrey/RA9CKQ and Ashraf "Ash"/
KF5EYY (SWL 3V4-002) will be active as 3V7A, from the 3V8BB club station
at the "Institute Superieur de L'Animation Pour la Jeunesse et la Culture"
in Bir El Bay, Tunis, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th)
as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO.

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active in both the CQWW DX SSB
(October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contests (November 23-24th) as a Single-
Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via K1BV or LoTW.

5H, TANZANIA. Jacques, HB9EYP, will once again be active (possibly as
5H3JJ - pending) from Zanzibar between November 2-9th. Activity will be
QRP on 20-6 meters (possibly 40m) using an Elecraft KX3 with 10 watts
into a Windom antenna from the beach. QSL via his home callsign, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW.

5J0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Updated Callsign). Members of the "DX Friends"
will activate San Andres Island (NA-033) as 5J0R (not HK0R as announced
last week) between November 1-10th. The updated list of operators mentioned
are Alberto/EA1SA, Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader), Roberto/EA2RY, Manolo/EA7AJR,
Jose/EA7KW, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Tony/F8ATS, Faber/HK6F, Bernard/F9IE, Roberto/
HK3CW, Valery/RG8K and Mike/RU1WN. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed in OPDX.1132. QSL via
EA5RM direct (see Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web page) for direct
and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page at:

6V, SENEGAL. Robert, DL7VOA, will be active as 6V7D from Toubab Dialaw
between November 29th and December 7th. Activity will be mainly on CW,
with some SSB, on 40-10 meters. QSL via DL7VOA. ADDED NOTE: Please be
advised to only QSL this operation to DL7VOA. A Russian group used this
callsign back in March of 2011.

7P, LESOTHO. Wolfgang, DH3WO, will once again return to Lesotho for a
brief operation as 7P8WO between December 22-24th. Activity will be
holiday style (as time allows) on the HF bands. QSL via DH3WO, direct
or by the Bureau.

7Z1, SAUDI ARABIA. Abdul, 7Z1CQ, will active during the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.
Visit his Web page at:

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. Members of the North of Peninsular Malaysia ARA Boys
Contest n' DXers will be active as 9M2SM during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry on 80-10 meters. QSL via 9M2GET.
Operators mentioned are Hairil/9M2GET, Oja/9M2OUT, Han/9W2SBD, Mohamad/
9W2SBL, Ahmad/9M2AGC and Syed/9M8SYA.

A7, QATAR (Update/Change). Club station of the Qatar Amateur Radio
Society (A71A) will be active as A73A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via A71A. Operators mentioned
are A71A club members, Jan/OZ1ADL, Alex/OZ7AM and Arne/OZ4VW.

AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry.
Operators mentioned are: Noriyuki/7N2JZT (NH2KO), Nozomu/JE8KKX (AH2K),
Masahiro/JH3PRR (KH8B), Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C), Toshimasa/WI3O and
Ritsu/WX8M. QSL via LoTW or direct to JH7QXJ. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the
KH2 Bureau.

BV55, TAIWAN (Contest/Special Event). Members of the radio club station
of the China Radio Association will be active as BV55D during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. This is a special
event station to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Densen broadcasting
company. Operators mentioned are Tang/BM2AAV, BM2LME, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/
BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Bill/BX3AC and Pro/BX4AN. QSL direct to:
c/o C.R.A., P.O.Box 117-254, Taipei City, Taiwan. R.O.C. For more QSL

C3, ANDORRA. Members of the "Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans" will be
active as C37NL during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a
Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Josep/C31AT, Josep/C31JM, Beli/
C31KC, Michel/C31MO, Joan/C31US, Martinho/C31VM, Xavi/C32JK and Gerardo/
EA3HCJ. QSL via the Bureau or direct to: Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans,
P.O. Box 1150, Andorra la Vela AD553, Andorra. Logs will be uploaded
to LoTW soon.

C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update). By the time you read this, the C82DX team will
be QRT. John, K6MM, reported on Tuesday, October 22nd at 1332z: "Last
day to get them in the log!....The DXpedition will end in less than 24
hours - on Wednesday, 23-October at daybreak local Mozambique time...
..Once again poor propagation, heavy winds and intermittent electrical
problems hampered the operation yesterday, especially on 160M.....Good
openings on 12M, 15M, and 20M helped push total QSOs to over 24,000..."
QSL via the OQRS by ClubLog (Highly Recommended/Preferred Method) to
receive a QSL either direct and by the Bureau. To QSL direct via the mail,
send it to: C82DX, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620 USA [Please do not send
IRCs. See details on their Web page]. They will not confirm QSOs via the
eQSL system. The C82DX Web page is at:

CASTLE NEWS. Members of the "Lupi della Majella Team" plan to activate
possibly three castles on Sunday, October 27th, from Italy. Look for
operators Augusto/I2JJR/6, Fiorello/IZ6YLM/p and Silvino/IW6NZY/p between
0730-1130z (depending on the WX) to be on 40 and 20 meters, possibly
some other higher bands, on SSB with 2 stations from the following:
* Reference: IFF-175 - "Parco Regionale Sirente Velino"
* Reference: DCI-AQ001 / WCA-I00573 - Castle of Beffi
[and maybe]
* Reference: DCI-AQ002 / WCA-I00574 - Castle of Roccapreturo

CN2, MOROCCO. Jim, W7EJ, will once again be active as CN2R during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 26-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
He will be here until November 30th. QSL via W7EJ.

CN2, MOROCCO. A Russian team is expected to be active as CN2AA during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are Oleg/R3FA, Dmitry/RA3ATX, Eugene/RK3AD, Andrei/RK7A, Yuri/
RL3FT, Alex/RN2FA, Sergei/RU3RQ, Roman/RV3MA, Sergey/RX3APM, Dmitri/UA2FB,
Vladimir/UA2FF and Babayan/UA3ASZ. QSL via UA2FM and LoTW.

CN3, MOROCCO. Operators Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/IK2SGC, Flavio/IK1SPR,
Marco/IK2LFF, Manuel/IK3STG, Richard/N6KT, Ahmed/CN8WK and Saaid/CN8WW
will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or via IV3ZXQ. Visit their Web

CR3, MADEIRA. Members of the Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-? entry.
Operators mentioned are Joe/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE,
Duarte/CT3EN, Tiago/CT3KU, Jose/CT3KY and Jose/CT3NT (CT1BOH). QSL via
LoTW or EA5GL.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Yuris, YL2GM, is now active as D44TYL from Sao Vicente
Island (AF-086). Activity has been mainly 20 and 15 meters SSB. Length
of stay is unknown. QSL via YL2GM.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
T6JR - Afghanistan; 2013 Operation

E2/HS, THAILAND. Look for the following Thai operators and stations to
be in the CQWW SSB Contest (October 26-27th):
E21YDP - Operator Dej will be active as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)
entry. QSL via E21YDP.
E20PFE - Operator Part will be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via E20PFE.
HS4DDQ - Operator Paul will be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via HS4DDQ.
E2E - Operators Nikorn/HS5NMF, Jack/HS1FVL, Nukool/HS7BHK, Don/E20MIO
and Mike/E29BUQ will be active as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry.
HS4AK - Operators Art/HS4LKW and E20OXX will be active as a Multi-Op
entry. QSL via E20YLM.
HS5AC - Operators Jumsai/HS1NIV, Khun/HS1LCI, Surachart/E20QVD and
Noppadol/HS5IGY will be active as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via
HS4SSP - Operators Obby/HS4SSP, Ray/HS4RAY, Yut/HS4ESF and HS4SCM will
be active as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via HS4RAY.

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Robert, S53R, will be active as EA6BF from Ibiza
Island (EU-004) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside the contest, he will sign EA6/S53R.
QSL via S53R direct. NO BUREAU.

ED9, CEUTA AND MELILLA (On and Off again, On again!). Jorge, EA9LZ, has
stepped forward to activate ED9Z from Ceuta during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via LoTW
or via EA5KB.

FS, ST. MARTIN (Reminder). Operators Randy/N0TG, Ron/AA4VK and Jeff/N1SNB
will be active as FS/homecall from St. Martin (NA-105, WLOTA 0383) between
October 24-31st. Activity will probably be like their PJ7 operation -
a suitcase operation on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, with wire antennas
and 100 watts. The trio will be active as FS/N1SNB during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th). QSL "ALL" callsigns via AA4VK.

FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND (Press Release, Date October 21st): "A sea container
filled with our equipment --- transceivers, amplifiers, antennas, wire and
cable, connectors, baluns, bandpass filters, camp supplies, and other mis-
cellaneous equipment -- is now on its way to New Zealand. There it will be
loaded aboard our ship, the MV Braveheart. The Braveheart crew and our VK6
friends have our shopping lists for other needed materials and are procuring
these items for us. These materials will all come together in January when
the Braveheart and the FT5ZM team arrive in Fremantle, Australia.
Our network and logging team are in the last round of testing our system
for the seamless uploading of our logs. Currently we can export 400 QSO's
each hour from each of 10 PC's in approximately 500 msec. The log collection
will be automatic, so there is no interruption of operator time. A zipped
log file with 100,000 QSO's will be just over 600 Kb in size, saving time
and money on satellite uploads. The process has been tested end to end,
including uploading to ClubLog.
We are in the phase of the DXpedition where large expenses are coming at
us rapidly. We've completed one down payment on our ship, we've had to
purchase some equipment and shipping supplies, shipping and customs fees
have been paid, our anchorage and per diem costs at Amsterdam Island are
coming due, we will be seeing berthing and ship supply charges from
Fremantle soon, and we have another ship payment due on December 1.
We are staying within our budgeted expenses, but contributions have been
somewhat less than we had hoped. It now appears almost certain that the
team members will have to increase their personal contribution from
$10,000 per person to $12,500 per person as well as pay their own way to
and from Fremantle, Australia. If you've contributed to the DXpedition,
we thank you. If you've yet to help us, or if you can send some additional
help our way, we can certainly use any financial support that you can give
Please continue to check our progress, our news updates, and photos on
our website: <> If, while you are there, you'd hit
the 'Donate' tab, we'd really, really appreciate it.
Ralph ­ K0IR"

HR, HONDURAS. Operators Dan/HR2DMR, HQ2DOM and Johnny/HQ2JCM will once
again be active as HR2WW during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th),
as a Multi-Singled/Low-Power entry. They will use monoband antennas. QSL
via KD4POJ.

HS0, THAILAND. Operators Fred/K3ZO (HS0ZAR), Sam/SM3DYU (HS0ZDY), Stig/
LA7JO (HS0ZGD), Tham/E21CJN, Tony/G4UAV (HS0ZDX), Peter/NO2R (HS0ZKX)
and possibly others will be active as HS0ZAR during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL via K3ZO.

II7, ITALY (Lighthouse Op). Look for II8LH/7 to be active Monday, October
28th, at about 1600 (??? - could be localtime) from Basilicata - Torre
del Faro or Scanzana (ITA-318 and BA-001 WAIL). QSL direct to IK8YFU.
QSL Bureau to HB9FHZ.

IOTA NEWS..............
AF-019. Emilio, IZ1GAR, will be active as IG9W from Lampedusa Island
[African Italy] (IIA AG-001, MIA MI-126, WLOTA 2312) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/
Single-Band (40m) entry. Lampedusa counts a multiplier for
Zone 33 Africa Italy for the CQWW DX rule, the island is
located over the African continent platform. QSL via direct
or by the Bureau.

EU-025. The II9K Contest Team will once again be active as II9K from
Sicily Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th)
as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Giuseppe/
IT9HBT, Girolamo/IT9GNG, Rino/IT9FXY, Vincenzo/IT9ECQ, Sal/
IW9FRA, Mike/IF9ZWA and Domenico/IW9GTD. The II9K Contest
Team will be active during the contest, testing their new
setup and the stack antennas for 10m, this year with a little
bit of ambition. QSL via IT9HBT. For more details, see:

OC-035. reports that Ralph, YJ0RK, will be active from
Awei Island this weekend for CQWW DX SSB Contest. Ralph mentions
that he will be returning to VK sooner than expected due to a
failing weather window and an early predicted cyclone season.
Therefore no activity from OC-111 is now planned. QSL via NR6M.

OC-157. A team of 8 operators will be active from the rare Banda Besar
Island between November 10-15th. Callsign(s) have not been
announced yet. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and
SSB. The operators mentioned are Joppy/YB8XM (Team Leader),
Marthin/YB8VM, Danny/YC8VDT, Richard/YD8VSR, Agustinus/YD8VRA
G. Saiya/YD8VRS, Fransicus/YC8VFB and Robert/YC0MVP. Look for
more details to be forthcoming. Watch the following Blog page

OC-186. is reporting that Adhi, YB3MM, is making plans
to activate Karimunjawa Island again as YB3MM/2 tentatively
between November 9-10th. Activity will be on the HF bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via IZ8CCW. Check out info about his
last operation at:

OC-221. Joppy, YB8XM, is now active as YB8XM/P from Dulah Laut Island
(in the Kai Islands IOTA Group) until October 27th. Activity
will be on the HF bands using a G5RV antenna. QSL via YB9KU.

SA-035. (Update) A group of YL operators will be active as YW5RYL from
Los Roques between November 7-10th. The current operators
mentioned are Carolina/YV4AW, Maika/YY5ALO, Geraldine/YY2GAL,
Alejendra/YY5AA, Laura/YY5OLA, Mary/YY5MCO and Yumayra/YY5YVR.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. The group will be using ClubLog during this operation.
Their Web page is now active at:

J7, DOMINICA. Walter, HB9MFM, will once again be active as J79WTA from
the Tamarind Tree Hotel near Salisbury on Dominica (NA-101) between October
21st and December 21st. He will be joined by Dieter/HB9TPQ (J79DP) and
Kurt/HB9BZG (J79KZ). Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters
using SSB, RTTY and PSK. He will use an IC-7000 with an ACOM 1000 into a
dipole 50m above sea level and Spider Beam. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.

KH7, HAWAII. Once again the members of the "Coconut Wireless Contest
Club" (formerly AH6XX) will be active as KH7CW from Aiea, on the Island
of Oahu (USI HI008S, WLOTA 1227, WW Loc. BL11bj, Honolulu county), Hawaii
(OC-019) in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry.
Operators mentioned are: Tetsuo/AH7C, Katsu/JA1DXA, Tac/JE1FQV, Akira/
JH1BUO, Soi/JH1ECG, Rich/K2WR and possibly others. QSL via LoTW, or
direct to K2WR.

KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Update). The K9W Wake Island Management Team has
announced on October 22nd on their Web page: "The Wake Management Team
continues to work with the USAF to set rescheduled dates for this Com-
memorative DXpedition. Once we have the new dates, we will post them
here and through the normal Amateur Radio communication media. Thank
you for your patience and understanding."

KP4, PUERTO RICO. Daniel, KP4BD, will be active as KP4BD from Las Piedras
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (40m) entry. QSL via NP3O.

KP4, PUERTO RICO. James, KH2RU, will be active as KH2RU/KP4 during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (TBD)
entry. QSL via NP3O.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Waldemar, SM0TQX, will be active as OH0JFP during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)
entry. QSL via OH0JFP, by the Bureau or direct. NO eQSL.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Tomi, OH6EI, will be active once again as OH0Z during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. QSL via W0MM.

P3, CYPRUS. Operators Roli/LY4A, Jack/R2AA, Andy/RA4DX, Tony/RT9T, Sergey/
RU9I, Max/RV3BA, Vadim/UA9SCX, Roman/UR0MC, Ruslan/UR3QCW, Victoria/UU6JR
and Andy/YO3JR will be active as P3N during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via RW3RN.

P4, ARUBA (Cancelled). John, W2GD, who was expected to be active as P40W
from Santa Cruz, Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033), for the CQWW DX SSB Contest,
had to cancel his operation due to an illness in his family.

P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will be active as P49Y from Aruba (SA-036) during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 28th-November 3rd)....
Oct/28th AN Oct/31st AN Nov/02nd AN
Oct/29th BN Nov/01st AN Nov/03rd AN
Oct/30th AN

----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
V6G AND T8GM QSL STATUS. Gerben, PG5M, reported on October 20th, that
he received the V6G and T8GM cards from the printer on October 19th.
All direct requests received should be in the mail as of the 21st.

5X1NH, 9M6XRO, 9A282TN, A35JP/H, A65BP, A92GE, BX5AA, C91R, CT8/DL4KG,
and ZP9MCE

UK8FF, V6G, VP2V/W9DR, XW0YJY, XZ1Z, Z320E and Z320G

RI1, ANTARCTICA. Mike, RW1AI, will be active as RI1ANT from Progress
Base, Antarctica (IOTA AN-016), between December 15th and March 15th,
2015. Activity will be on all HF bands using dipoles and amp. QSL via
RW1AI. Online log will be available at:

TC90, TURKEY (Update/Change). Operators Deniz/TA1CQ, Can/TA1CR, Leonardo/
TA1FR, Tevfik/TA1HZ and Hakan/TA3HM will be active as TC90A during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single/All-Band entry.
QSL via TA1HZ. PLEASE NOTE: The TC90TC team has cancelled their Multi-
Multi operation. It will be either a Single-Op/All-Band or Single-Band
entry. The operator is to be named later. ADDED NOTE (Reminder). The
special prefix TC90 is to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Turkey.

TU, COTE D'LVOIRE (Update to OPDX.1133). Operators Chris/F4WBN (ex-TL0A),
Paul/F6EXV and Jan/DJ8NK, who will be active as TU5AX, TU5XV and TU5NK,
respectively, for a solidarity radio operation which will take place
between November 17-30th, now have a Web page active online at:

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as
VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power. Yuri states that he will be
there between October 23-19th. This is his 18th trip to Zone 2 since 1999.
Activity before and after the contest will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and all
HF bands including the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via VE3DZ, direct, by the
Bureau or LoTW.

VK9LL WRAP-UP REPORT. Luis, IV3PRK , reports [edited]: "Tomas, VK2CCC,
wrote a great report 'VK9LL story 2013' with a lot of comments, technical
info, links and nice pictures downloadable as a PDF file from this page
(Sorry, he said his server is down)
Apart from having worked him or not, the document is very interesting for
the comments on RX and TX antennas and useful to get some ideas for a
successful low-band operation. We knew already the 160m dedication and
effort of Tomas, but now we learn how much experience, preparation and
technical skill is behind his DXpeditions. Enjoy reading it."

VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Update). A few items have been updated on the VK9MT
Mellish Reef Web site <>. The dates are now posted
on the Web page. The team will sail aboard the yacht "Evohe" and plan to
be active between March 28th and April 9th, 2014. Also, the VK9MT team
has added two more operators - Luigi/IV3YER and Heye/DJ9RR. The current
list of operators are now: Pista/HA5AO (Team Leader), Heye/DJ9RR, Luigi/
IV3YER, Dave/K3EL, Glenn/KE4KY, Jacky/ZL3CW, George/HA5UK, Gene/K5GS,
Luke/VK3HJ, and Les/W2LK (Co-Leader). Pilot stations are Ralph/W4HK (Chief
Pilot - NA), Col/MM0NDX (EU), Stan/KH6CG (OC), Andre/V51B (AF), and
Lee/ZL2AL (VK/ZL). Corporate sponsors are Elecraft and SteppIR. They have
also added a bands/modes survey. You can provide them with your needs at:
For more details and updates, visit the VK9MT Web page at:

VR2, HONG KONG. Operators Alberto/IV3TAN, Andy/IK7YTT and Sai/VR2PX will
be active as VR2PX during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a
Multi-Single entry. QSL via IV3TAN.

Z8, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN (Press Release). Jarmo, OH2BN, sent out the
following press release on October 23rd [edited]: "A multinational group
of Dietmar/DL3DXX, Wayne/N7NG, Hans/PB2T, Olli/OH0XX, Martti/OH2BH, Pertti/
OH2PM, Veijo/OH6KN and Tevfik/TA1HZ (Team Doctor) will be in Juba, South
Sudan, from November 14-28th, 2013, and will activate Z81X with an emphasis
on low bands, 160m and 80m. The period includes the CQWW CW contest with
some single-band entries and low-band SSB focus during the contest weekend.
Hosted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the group led by
Hans, PB2T, President of IARU R1, will conduct a series of workshops and
establish a sound amateur radio spectrum management regime and related
regulations. It will also introduce Amateur Radio to the Ministry of
Education. Also participating in these efforts are two local amateurs;
Massimo, Z81B (IZ0EGB), and Diya, Z81D (YI1DZ). This part of the program
is supported by Yasme Foundation Inc.
The plan is to activate three FTDx3000 stations with amps, low-band
verticals and beverage antennas. Two different radio locations may be
used. The operation will be generator based.
The Z81X team will use their pages for providing further updates
and recognizing their supporters, with Vlad, UA6JD as their webmaster.
Z81X Project Goodwill South Sudan is organized jointly by Radio Arcala,
DX University, IARU Region 1 and Rock City Investments Co., and the equip-
ment sponsor is Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd of Japan.
In support of the DX University, we will take note of specific relation-
ships between pileup behavior and operator technique. Additional infor-
mation will be available before the expedition begins.
The highest cost item is equipment transport, with courier service the
only reliable means of transportation. The group welcomes support from
individuals, clubs and foundations to offset some of the high equipment
transport expenses. You may contact any of the group members for your
potential support or use PayPal at Z81X
QSL Z81X via OH0XX."

ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as
ZL3X during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2/
High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/
ZL3AB, Don/ZL3DMC, Byron/ZL3DXT, Geoff/ZL3GA, Chris/ZL3LF and Phil/ZL3PAH.

ZP8, PARAGUAY. Hugo, K2DER, will be active as ZP8T during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL only
direct (send an E-mail for QSL address to <>). NO BUREAU,

ZP8, PARAGUAY. Manuel, ZP8MCE, will be active during both CQWW DX SSB
(October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contests (November 23-24th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5ZD.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. Carson, ZS8C (ZR6CWI), posted the following on
on October 22nd: "I have managed to move my radio into my office, making
HAM activities much simpler (I used to have it installed in our emergency
base which can get a bit cold!). Recently I have started becoming more
active on the air, and I am hoping to make a lot more contacts in the
coming weeks and months. My preferred method of making contacts is to
arrange a 'private' sked between a couple of HAMs. Please note that my
signal is a bit weak due to my set-up, so you might have to listen very
closely. Due to island rules, I cannot upgrade my antenna, so I am stuck
with what I've got. If you would like to arrange a sked, please pop me
an E-mail <>. I look forward to meeting as many HAMs
as I can. Thank you to everyone who has made contact with me. It is
always exciting meeting different people from around the world, which
is one of the things I enjoy the most!" QSL via info on PLEASE
NOTE: Carson has a new mailing address: Carson McAfee, PO Box 1585,
Allens Nek, 1737, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, S. Africa.

The following stations are expected to be active in the
CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th, 2013)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 CQWW DX SSB Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
3G1B Chile 12 M/? HA1AG
3G3W Chile 12 M/2 XQ4CW
3V7A Tunisia 33 M/S LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3Z6O Poland 15 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via SP6NVK or (e)
4K6FO Azerbaijan 21 SO LP LoTW; QSL via 4K6FO and (e)
4L8A Georgia 21 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via K1BV
7Z1CQ Saudi Arabia 21 SOAB LoTW
8P2K Barbados 08 SOSB 10M KU9C
8P5A Barbados 08 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via NN1N
9A1P Croatia 15 M/S 9A2RD
9M2SM West Malaysia 28 M/2 9M2GET
9Y4D Trinidad & Tobago 09 SOSB 20M 9Y4D
A71BX Qatar 21 M/? EA7FTR
A73A Qatar 21 M/2 A71A
AH2R Guam 27 M/S LoTW; QSL via JH7QXJ (d)
AH0BT Mariana Islands 27 M/2 LoTW; QSL via 7L1FPU (B/d)
AH0K Mariana Islands 27 M/2 OH6GDX
BV55D Taiwan 24 M/S BV55D
BY9GA/9 China 23 M/? BA1DU
BY0AA China 23 M/2 BA4EG
C37NL Andorra 14 C37URA
C6ARW Bahamas 08 SO LP N0HJZ; QSL via (B/d)
C6AZZ Bahamas 08 SOSB 15M KQ8Z
CN2AA Morocco 33 M/S LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CN2R Morocco 33 SOAB HP W7EJ
CN3A Morocco 33 M/2 IV3ZXQ
CR2X Azores 14 SOAB HP OH2BH
CR3A Madeira 33 M/? LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
CR6P Portugal 14 M/S
CS2P Portugal 14 M/S CS2P
CX9AU Uruguay 13 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via EA5GL and (e)
D4C Cape Verde Island 35 M/M IZ4DPV; QSL via (B/d)
E2E Thailand 26 M/S HS0ZFZ
E20PFE Thailand 26 SOAB LP E20PFE
E21YDP Thailand 26 SOSB 15M E21YDP
E51AAR South Cook Islands 32 SO LoTW; QSL via K7AR (B/d/C)
EA6/G4MKP Balearic Islands 14 SOAB HP M0URX
EA6BF Balearic Islands 14 SOAB S53R
ED1WW Spain 14 M/S EA1FCR
ED5T Spain 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via EA5ELT (d)
ED8P Canary Islands 33 SOSB 15M NP3O
ED8W Canary Islands 33 SOSB 20M EA8DO
ED9Z Ceuta & Melilla 33 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via EA5KB
EE1W Spain 14 M/M EA1AZ
EE5T Spain 14 M/2 EA5URT
EF7K Spain 14 M/2 EA7URA
EF8S Canary Islands 33 SOSB 80M OH2BYS
EF8U Canary Islands 33 SOAB LoTW
ES9C Estonia 15 M/M LoTW
FY5FY French Guiana 09 SOSB 20M FY5FY
FY5KE French Guiana 09 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via FY5KE (d)
GJ2A Jersey 14 M/S LoTW
GM6NX Scotland 14 M/M LoTW
GM7A Scotland 14 M/S GM7AAJ
GM0B Scotland 14 M/M MM0BHX
HB0/HA7JTR Liechtenstein 14 HA7JTR; QSL via (B/d)
HI3/NP3J Dominican Republic 08 SOSB 10M LoTW; QSL via EA5GL or (e)
HK1NA Colombia 09 M/M K6IPM
HR2WW Honduras 08 M/S KD4POJ
HS4SSP Thailand 26 M/S HS4RAY
HS5AC Thailand 26 M/S HS5AC
IF9A Sicily 15 M/S IT9ATF
IG9P African Italy 33 SOSB 10M I2ADN
IG9R African Italy 33 TBD IK8HCG
II9K Sicily 15 M/S IT9HBT
IG9Y African Italy 33 M/2 ON4LG
IH9YMC African Italy 33 SOSB eQSL
IO1T Italy 15 M/S
IO5O Italy 15 M/S LoTW; QSL via IK5RLP
IR5A Italy 15 M/S IK5AFJ
J3A Grenada 08 M/2 LoTW; QSL via WA1S (B/d)
KH2RU/KP4 Puerto Rico 08 SOSB NP3O
KH7CW Hawaii 31 M/2 K2WR
KP4BD Puerto Rico 08 SOSB 40M NP3O
LA7H Norway 14 M/S LA7H (B)
LP1H Argentina 13 M/M LoTW; QSL via EA5KB
LR3M Argentina 13 M/2 LU3MAM
LU8YE Argentina 13 M/2 IK2DUW
LY7A Lithuania 15 M/M LoTW
NH2DX Guam 27 SOSB 15M NH2DX (d)
NH2T Guam 27 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via W2YC
NH7A Hawaii 31 M/2 F5VHJ
NP2P U.S. Virgin Islands 08 SOAB LoTW
NP4G Puerto Rico 08 SOSB 20M NP3O
OH5Z Finland 15 M/S LoTW
OH0JFP Aland Island 15 SOSB 10M
OH0Z Aland Island 15 SOAB HP W0MM
OM4C Slovakia 15 M/S OM6CI; QSL via (B/d)
OZ5E Denmark 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via OZ5E (B)
P3N Cyprus 20 M/S RW3RN
P40P Aruba 09 TBD LoTW
P49Y Aruba 09 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
PJ4X Bonaire 09 MO LoTW; QSL via W1MD direct
PJ6A Saba & St. Eustatius 08 MO N4NX
PJ7PL Sint Maarten 08 SO WA1ZAM
PR5C Brazil 11 M/S LoTW; QSL via PU5SVE (d/e)
PR7AA Brazil 11 M/S LoTW; QSL via PR7AA
PT2CM Brazil 11 M/? PP2JP
PT5J Brazil 11 M/S PP5VB
PR0F Fernando de Noronha 11 SOSB 40M PP5VB
PX2W Brazil 11 M/?
PX5E Brazil 11 SOAB PP5VB
RA2FDX Kaliningrad 15 SOAB LP RN3RQ
RU1A Russia (Europe) 16 M/2 RU1A (B)
SI9AM Sweden 14 M/S SM3CVM
SJ2W Sweden 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via SM2LIY direct
SP8R Poland 15 M/2 SP8YB
SW5CC Dodecanese 20 SOSB M0OXO
SW8YY Greece 20 M/? LoTW; QSL via DH7WW (B/d/C)
SX2I Greece 20 M/? SV2JAO
T48K Cuba 08 M/S DK1WI
T88AZ Palau 27 JN2AMD; QSL via (B/d)
TC90A Turkey 20 M/S TA1HZ
TG0AA Guatemala 08 M/?
TI8M Costa Rica 07 M/2 TI8M (B)
TK/SP7VC Corsica 15 SOAB HP LoTW
TM1A France 14 M/M F6KOP (B)
TO1A French Guiana 09 SOSB 10M LoTW
TO5A Martinque 08 SOAB LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ (B)
UU7J Ukraine 16 SOAB HP LoTW
V3A Belize 07 SOAB LP M0OXO
V49J St. Kitts & Nevis 08 SOAB LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
VP5T Turks & Caicos 08 M/? LoTW; QSL via WA3RHW (B/d)
VP9I Bermuda 05 SOAB LP WW3S
VR2PX Hong Kong 24 M/S IV3TAN
XR6T Chile 12 M/2 CE3FED (B)
XV4MN Vietnam 26 SO LP N0ODK; QSL via (B/d)
XW0YJY Laos 26 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via E21EIC and (C)
YE2C Indonesia 28 M/S LoTW
YN2AA Nicaragua 07 SOAB HP LoTW
YN5Z Nicaragua 07 SOAB LoTW; QSL via K7ZO
YT8A Serbia 15 S OSB 20M LoTW; QSL via YU1EA
Z68BH Kosovo 15 OH2BH
ZD8O Ascension Island 36 SOAB OH0XX
ZL3X New Zealand 32 M/2 ZL3PAH
ZP8T Paraguay 11 SO LP
ZP9MCE Paraguay 11 SOAB LP EA5ZD
ZW5B Brazil 11 M/S K3IRV
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (e) eQSL (C) ClubLog

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